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REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE

About Us

Started in May 2020, Prevent Plastics is a four-year project funded by the European Union with the aim to promote sustainable production and consumption patterns in Myanmar through raised awareness and best practices on waste management. The project is a joint approach of sequa gGmbH, Myanmar Banks Association, STENUM Asia & Thant Myanmar. It is based on the experiences gained during the SWITCH-Asia funded projects SMART Myanmar 1 and 2 (2013-2019), which concentrated on the Myanmar garment industry. Prevent Plastics relies on these project outcomes and focuses on waste management in industrial zones, plastics reduction and its avoidance.

Prevent Plastics cooperates with factories, local SMEs and communities based projects in Yangon and around Myanmar. The purpose of the project is to introduce sustainable waste management practices for Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) and support all relevant stakeholders with tailored action plans, capacity building measures, and Public-Private Dialogue.

The project raises awareness among consumers on plastic avoidance in cooperation with Myanmar retailers. It supports eco-friendly packaging and carrier bag alternatives to make them more widely available and promotes green finance possibilities.

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Our Work

Latest News

The Responsible Market; World Environment Day 2024
The Responsible Market; World Environment Day 2024
June 11, 2024

Over the three days, our 1358 participants shared a joyful, exciting, and educational experience that was truly unforgettable.

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Waste to Wealth: Transforming Waste into Valuable Resources
Waste to Wealth: Transforming Waste into Valuable Resources
May 28, 2024

Introducing Waste to Wealth, an innovative project under the EU SWITCH Asia Grant ProgrammePrevent Plastics, was implemented in Myanmar in partnership with STENUM Asia.

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YEAH Vol 2 Orientation
YEAH Vol 2 Orientation
May 20, 2024

On May 20, 2024, a new chapter began with the launch of the YEAH vol2 (Youth for Environmental Action and Hope) Programme at She Creates, one of our esteemed venue partners.

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PREVENT PLASTICS IS A PROJECT FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION AND IMPLEMENTED BY

IN COOPERATION WITH

the Myanmar Banks Association (MBA), STENUM Asia and THANT MYANMAR.

Myanmar Banks Association STENUM Asia Thant Myanmar